P. Vincent

Books (as author)

Romanticism, Republicanism, and the Swiss Myth. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022.

La Suisse vue par les écrivains de langue anglaise . Collection "Le Savoir Suisse." Lausanne: Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes, 2009.

The Romantic Poetess: European Culture, Politics and Gender, 1820-1840 . Hanover, New Hampshire: University Press of New England, 2004.

[ Reviewed in: Nineteenth-Century Literature, vol. 60, n. 2 (September 2005): 247-250; Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, vol. 24, n. 2 (2005): 358-360; Colloquium Helveticum v.36 (2005): 343-346; Revue de littérature comparée, n. 321 (January 2007): 112-113; European Romantic Review, vol. 19, n. 5 (December 2008): 561-565]


Books and journals (as editor)

The Cambridge History of European Romantic Literature, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, in production, expected publication date: autumn 2023

"Visitors' Books and Travel Culture". A special issue of Studies in Travel Writing (ed. with Kevin James). 25, 3 (Fall 2021).

Dévoiler l'Ailleurs. Correspondances, Carnets et Journaux Intimes de Voyage (ed. with Laurent Tissot and Jacques Ramseyer). Neuchâtel: Alphil, 2020.

[ Reviewed in: En Direct (July 2020) ]

Romanticism, Rousseau, Switzerland: New Prospects (ed. with Angela Esterhammer and Diane Piccitto). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

[ Reviewed in: The BARS Review 48 (2016); SEL 56, 4 (autumn 2016); Romanticism 24, 1 (April 2018) ]

"Romantic Prospects.” A special issue of European Romantic Review (ed. with Angela Esterhammer and Diane Piccitto). 24, 3 (May 2013).

American Poetry:  Walt Whitman to the Present (ed. with Robert Rehder). Swiss Papers in English Language and Literature 18. Tübingen: Gunter Narr, 2006.


Critical editions and anthologies

Helen Maria Williams, A Tour in Switzerland  (ed. with Florence Widmer-Schnyder). Travaux sur la Suisse des Lumières: Textes Suisses du 18ème IV. Geneva: Slatkine, 2011. (read Introduction here)

Chillon: A Literary Guide . Ed. Patrick Vincent. Veytaux: Fondation du Château de Chillon, 2010.

Journal articles and book chapters

(many of these are available in open access on Academia.edu)

Switzerland. In Shelley in Context. Ed. Ross Wilson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.

Alpine Sublimes. In The Cambridge Companion to the Romantic Sublime. Ed. Cian Duffy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2023. 92-103.

Visitors' Books and Registers in Nineteenth-Century Chamonix: Ordering the Sublime. Studies in Travel Writing. volume 25, 3 (autumn 2022). 

Seul au Paradis? Le dernier été de Gibbon à Lausanne. Edward Gibbon et Lausanne: Le Pays de Vaud à la rencontre des Lumières anglaises. Ed. Béla Kapossy et Béatrice Lovis. Lausanne: Infolio, 2022. 471-479.

Illustrating Byron’s Prisoner of Chillon: Biopolitics and the Art of Bearing Witness. Words, Books, Images, and the Long Eighteenth Century: Essays for Allen Reddick. Ed. Antoinina Bevan Zlatar, Mark Ittensohn, Enit Steiner, and Olga Tomofeeva. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2021. 228-246.

Voir la Suisse avec Maman et Papa: Les jeunes britanniques sur le Grand Tour, 1790-1850. Dévoiler l'Ailleurs. Correspondances, journaux intimes et carnets de voyage. Ed. Laurent Tissot, Jacques Ramseyer, and Patrick Vincent. Neuchâtel: Alphil,  2020. 77-93.

Between a Blessing and a Curse : John Ruskin and Neuchâtel. Pèlerin sans frontières: mélanges. Ed. Pamella Guerda, Cécilia Hurley, Valérie Kobi and Dora Sagardoyburu. Geneva: Droz, 2020. 45-64.

Les Whigs et la Suisse autour de 1792: le Passage du Mont Saint-Gothard de Georgiana, Duchesse de Devonshire. Suisse politique, savante, et imaginaire: Cohésion et disparité du Corps helvétique au XVIIIè siècle. Ed. André Holenstein, Claire Jaquier, Timothée Léchot, et Daniel Schläppi. Geneva: Slatkine, 2019. 84-98.

Sans guide dans les Alpes: Arthur Girdlestone, l'Alpine Guide et les origines de l'alpinisme autonome. Vaut le voyage? Histoire de guides. Ed. Ariane Devanthéry et Claude Reichler. Geneva: Slatkine, 2019. 159-167.

British Romantics Abroad. The Oxford Handbook of British Romanticism. Ed. David Duff. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2018. 707-722.

Sons of Nature: The Search for Bourgeois Happiness in the Swiss Alps and Wordsworth’s Lake District. Fashioning England and the English - Literature, Nation, Gender. Ed. Rahel Orgis and Matthias Heim. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 147-170.

'Common Sense and Ale': Cobbett, Clare, and the 1830 Beer Act. John Clare Society Journal. volume 37 (2018): 5-21.

Enchanted Ground? Rousseau, Republicanism, and Switzerland. Jean-Jacques Rousseau and British RomanticismEd. Russell Goulbourne and David Higgins. London: Bloomsbury, 2017. 91-113.

with Kevin James. The Guestbook as Historical Source. Journal of Tourism History, volume 8, issue 2 (2016): 147-166.

'Truth of Soul's Life' or 'Distorted Optics'? A Historiography of the Genevan Summer of 1816. The Keats-Shelley Review,  volume 30, issue 2 (2016): 122-141.

'Ces scènes sublimes et magnifiques': Voyage et esthétique du paysage dans Frankenstein. Frankenstein, créé des ténèbres. Ed. David Spurr et Nicolas Ducimetière. Paris: Hachette, 2016. 51-55.

Europe's Discourse of Britain. The Oxford Handbook of European Romanticism. Ed. Paul Hamilton. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2016. 807-824.

with Katarina Michalkiewicz. Victorians in the Alps: A Case Study of Zermatt's Hotel Guest Books and Registers. Britain and the Narration of Travel in the Nineteenth Century: Texts, Images, Objects. Ed. Kate Hill. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2016. 75-90.

The Moral of Landscape: John Ruskin and John Muir in the Swiss Alps. Literature, Ethics, Morality: American Studies Perspectives. Ed. Ridvan Askin and Philipp Schweighauser. Tübingen: Narr, 2015. 53-71.

Remembering the Mules: Eighteenth-Century British Women Travellers in the Alps. Les voyageuses britanniques au xviiie siècle: l'étape lyonnaise dans l'itinéraire du Grand Tour. Ed. Isabelle Baudino. Paris: L' Harmattan, 2015. 205-222.

Visionary Prospects: Virtual Representations of Switzerland and Wordsworth's Lake District. Romanticism, Rousseau, Switzerland: New Prospects. Ed. Angela Esterhammer, Diane Piccitto, and Patrick Vincent. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. 138-150.

with Diane Piccitto and Angela Esterhammer. Introduction. Romanticism, Rousseau, Switzerland: New Prospects. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. 1-20.

with Florence Widmer. Introduction. Helen Maria Williams. A Tour in Switzerland. Geneva: Slatkine, 2011. 1-50. 

A United Irishman in the Alps: William James MacNevin's A Ramble Through Swisserland. Ireland and Romanticism: Publics, Nations and Scenes of Cultural Production. Ed. Jim Kelly, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan,  2011. 94-108.

Highway 99, or Gary Snyder's Romance with Place. Lieux d'Amériques. Ed. Michel Granger. Lyon: Presses universitaires de Lyon, 2010.187-200.

Sleep or Death? Republicanism in The Convention of Cintra. William Wordsworth. Concerning the Convention of Cintra. A Critical Edition. Eds. Richard Gravil and W.J.B. Owen. Tirril: Humanities Ebooks, 2009. 53-62.

Monuments and Memorials: Byron and Wordsworth in post-Napoleonic Switzerland. Moment to Monument: The Making and Unmaking of Cultural Significance. Eds. Ladina Bezzola Lambert and Andrea Ochsner. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2009. 71-82.

Europe's Shifting Topographies: Switzerland and Italy in the Romantic Age. Colloquium Helveticum, 39 (2008): 236-256.

Comparative Landscapes: The Alps vs. the Lake District in Wordsworth's Prose and Poetry. Colloquium Helveticum. 38 (2007): 321-340.

Rousseau, Thoreau and the Aesthetics of Romantic Taxonomy. American Aesthetics. Ed. Deborah Madsen. Tübingen: Gunter Narr, 2007. 97-108.

'This Wretched Mockery of Justice': Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Geneva. European Romantic Review. volume 18, issue 5 (December 2007): 645-661.

Reprinted as: 'This Wretched Mockery of Justice': British Travellers, Genevan Criminal Procedure, and the case of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Genève, lieu d'Angleterre 1725-1814 / Geneva, an English Enclave 1725-1814. Eds. Valéry Cossy, Béla Kapossy and Richard Whatmore.Geneva: Slatkine, 2009. 327-348.

The Professor and the Fox: Henry David Thoreau, Louis Agassiz and the Two Cultures. Cultures in Contact. Ed. Balz Engler and Lucia Michalcak. Tübingen: Gunter Narr, 2007. 97-110.

La révolution au Pays de Vaud vue par deux voyageurs anglais, Helen Maria Williams et William James MacNevin. Revue Historique Vaudoise. volume 114 (2006): 49-56.

A Continent of Corinnes: The Romantic Poetess and the Diffusion of Liberal Culture in Europe, 1815-1850. A Companion to European Romanticism. Ed. Michael Ferber. Oxford: Blackwell, 2005. 486-505.

Beachy Head: Charlotte Smith's All-Encompassing View. From Wordsworth to Stevens: Essays in Honour of Robert Rehder. Ed. Anthony Mortimer. Bern: Peter Lang, 2005. 106-121.

"Switzerland No More": Turner, Wordsworth and the Changed Landcape of Revolution. The Space of English. Ed. David Spurr and Cornelia Tschichold. Tübingen: Gunter Narr, 2005. 135-151.

Lucretia Davidson in Europe: Female Elegy, Literary Transmission and the Figure of the Romantic Poetess. The Transatlantic Poetess . Ed. Laura Mandell. Romanticism on the Net. vol. 29-30 (February 2003).

Natural Arabesques: James Fenimore Cooper's Republican Ideal on the Léman. Representing Realities: Essays in American Literature, the Arts and Culture. Ed. Beverly Maeder. Tübingen: Gunter Narr, 2003. 37-50.

William Wordsworth's The Prelude. British Writers: Classics. Ed. Jay Parini. New York: Charles Scribner's, 2002. vol. 1, 253-272.

Elegiac Muses: Romantic Women Poets and the Elegy. Romantic Poetry. Ed. Angela Esterhammer (Comparative History of Literatures in European Languages). Amsterdam: John Benjamin, 2002. 197-221.

Short articles, reviews, and translations

(A number of these articles are available in open access on Academia.edu)

Review of Helder Mendes Baiao, Rêves de citoyens: Le républicanisme dans la littérature Suisse romande du XVIIIe siècle, Bern, 2021, in Eighteenth-Century Fiction 35, 2 (2023): 320-2.

Livre d'or de la Flégère, Rêve: The Virtual Exhibition, 19 February 2021.

Le Temple de la Nature, Chamonix, Rêve: The Virtual Exhibition, 15 May 2020

Entries on 'Emily of Lucerne (1800)', 'Memoirs of a Family in Swisserland (1802)' and 'The Mountain Chief (1811)' in The Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel, 1680-1820, ed. April London, forthcoming.

Entries on Lord Byron, William Wordsworth, and Thomas Hardy. Le Poème et le territoire: promenades littéraires en Suisse Romande. Ed. Antonio Rodriguez et Isabelle Falconnier. Lausanne, Noir sur Blanc, 2019. pp. 18-27, 50-57, 92-99.

Lord Byron's Autograph at the Castle of Chillon, Rêve: The Virtual Exhibition, 15 June 2018

British Travellers in Geneva in 1816: A Demographic Reassessment, Notes and Queries, Volume 64, issue 4, December 2017: 566-569.

On this Day in 1816: 18 July, apocalypse, and Byron's 'Darkness,' BARS blog, posted 18 July 2016

'Je viens de repeupler mon esprit des scènes de la nature: Lord Byron dans l'Oberland Bernois, Bulletin de l'Association culturelle pour le voyage en Suisse, 19 / 2016.

Une décevante escale de John Ruskin à Neuchâtel,  Le Pays de Neuchâtel racontée en 52 objets, ed. Olivier Christin. Lausanne: Belvédère, 2014. 28-29.

Les voyageuses britanniques dans les Alpes à l'époque du Grand Tour: un aperçu de quelques manuscrits à la British Library, Bulletin de l'Association culturelle pour le voyage en Suisse, 17 / 2014: 

Review of Readers, Writers, Salonnières: Female Networks in Europe, 1700-1900, edited by Hilary Brown and Gilian Dow, The Life of Madame Necker, by Sonja Boon, and British Literary Salons of the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries, by Susanne Schmid. European Romantic Review. 25, 1 (January 2014): 86-94.

Vincent, Patrick, Angela Esterhammer and Diane Piccitto, “Introduction: Romantic Prospects,” European Romantic Review, Volume 24, number 3 (May 2013): 251-254.

La Campagne de Soressex: Un Jardin Anglais à l’épreuve du tourisme romantique. Territoires. Catalogue de la 11ème exposition Bex et Arts. Ed. Noémie Entz, Pascal Haüsermann et Jessica Schupbach. Lausanne: Arts et Fictions, 2011. 205-217.

Review of Hsuan Hsu, Geography and the Production of Space in Nineteenth Century American Literature, Cambridge UP, 2010, Review 19 .

Review of Paul H. Fry, Wordsworth and the Poetry of What We Are, New Haven: Yale UP, 2008, European Journal of English Studies, vol. 13, 3 (December 2009). 351-353.

Translations of poems by Marceline Desbordes-Valmore and Karolina Pavlova in European Romantic Poetry, ed. Michael Ferber, New York: Pearson Longman, 2005. 168-172, 436-439.

Review of Mary Shelley's Fictions: From 'Frankenstein' to 'Falkner,' ed. Michael Eberle-Sinatra, in Studies in Romanticism (Winter 2003): 591-595.

Un projet de réédition : A Tour in Switzerland de Hélène Maria Williams, in Bulletin de l'Association Culturelle pour le Voyage en Suisse (June 2003): 6-12.

Wordsworth's Route over the Simplon in 1790: A Reconstruction, co-authored with Roger Meyenberg, in Romantic Circles (Winter 2001)

Et in Arcadia ego? La Suisse et le romantisme anglais, Bulletin de l'Association Culturelle pour le Voyage en Suisse, 4 / 2001: 15-17.

Review of Toby Benis, Romanticism on the Road: The Marginal Gains of Wordsworth's Homeless, Romanticism On the Net 22 (May 2001)

Review of Ashton Nichols, The Revolutionary Wordsworth and Yu Liu, Poetics and Politics: The Revolutions of Wordsworth , iRomanticism On the Net 19 (August 2000)

Review of Monika Greenleaf, Pushkin and Romantic Fashion, in European Romantic Review, vol 9, n 3 (Summer 1998): 444-448.

Review of Kirk Robertson, Just Past Labor Day. In Western American Literature, vol.xxxii, no 4 (February 1998): 400-401.

Review of Jim Harrison, After Ikkyu. In Western American Literature, vol.xxxii, no 2, (August 1997): 183.

Review of D.J. Smith, Prayers for the Dead Ventriloquist. In Western American Literature, vol. xxxi, no 3 (November 1996): 272-273.

Conference and workshop organization

Co-organizer, with David Duff and Simon Swift, of "British Romanticism and Europe", a CSI-sponsored conference at Monte Verità, Ascona, 23-26 June 2022. 60 participants. Plenary speakers: Christoph Bode, Biancamaria Fontana, Nicola Moorby, and Paul Hamilton.

Organizer, SANAS mini-conference on "Twenty-First Century Thoreau," University of Neuchâtel, 27 October 2017. 25 participants. Invited speakers: Laura Dassow Walls and François Specq.

Organizer, Roundtable panel on Byron and Romanticism, Chillon Castle, 23 May 2016

Organizer, CUSO doctoral student workshop on "Relations between England and Europe in the Long Eighteenth Century," Le Pontet, Colombier, 26 february 2016. 17 participants. Invited speakers: Valéry Cossy, Allen Reddick, and Paul Hamilton.

Organizer, Swiss Guestbook Project Research Day, University of Neuchâtel, 4 September 2015. 14 participants. Invited speaker: Kevin James.

Co-organizer, with Angela Esterhammer, of “Romantic Prospects,” 20th Annual North American Association for the Study of Romanticism Conference, University of Neuchâtel, 15-19 August 2012. 250 participants. Plenary speakers: John Barrell, Robert Darnton, and Kate Flint.

Organizer, CUSO doctoral student workshop on “Genealogies of Modern Literary Theory,” Sils-Maria, 31 August - 3 September 2009. 25 participants. Invited speakers: Peter de Bolla, David Simpson, and Simon Swift.

Co-organizer, with Thomas Austenfeld and Agniezka Soltisyk, of “Writing American Women: text, gender, performance.” Swiss Association of North American Studies Conference. Crêt-Bérard. 14-16 November 2008. 50 participants. Plenary speakers: Mary Loeffelholz and Heidi Macpherson.

Work in progress

William Coxe, Travels in Switzerland (critical edition project)

Mountain Beauty: The Making of Ruskin's Modern Painters IV (monograph project)

Americans in the Alps (monograph project)

Research supervision

William Edwards, Elegance, Anachronism, and the Whig Voice in Regency Poetry. 2021-present.

Jérémie Magnin, Spatial Practices and the Performance of Identity in Nineteenth Century Swiss Visitor Books. Co-directed with Kevin James, Guelph University. 2018-present.

Anindita Basu Sempere, Mysterious Geography: Elizabeth Bishop and the Mediations of Place. 2016-2022. Defended 9 December 2022.

Anne-Claire Michoux, The Golden Mean’: Simplicity, Gender, and National Identity in Romantic-Period Women’s Writing. Defended 27 January 2020.

Markus Iseli, The New Romantic Unconscious: Thomas de Quincey and Cognitive Science. Co-directed with Robert Morrison, Queens University. Defended 28 January 2014. Published with Palgrave Macmillan in 2015.

Since 2005, I have also supervised approximately 45 MA theses.

Research grants

Swiss National Fund for Science conference grant, 2022.

ETH / Congressi Stefano Franscini conference grant, 2020 (used 2022).

Swiss National Fund for Science Project 100015_17630/1: Swiss Guestbook Project. 2018-2021.

CRUS SCIEX Project 10.062: Mountains' relations to the development of national identities. 2010-2012.

Swiss National Fund for Science Project 117843: Revolutionary-Era British Travellers in Switzerland (1779-1803): Editing Three Major Texts. 2008-2010.

Academic lectures and conference papers

Byron, Ruskin, and the Geneva Nexus, 2023 Newstead Abbey Byron Conference, 21 April 2023.

The Eighteenth-Century Grand Tour and the Swiss Myth, guest lecture, Introduction to 18th century literature, Prof. Ina Habermann, University of Basel, 2 December 2021.

with Jérémie Magnin, Swiss Guestbook Project: entre l'étude de données et l'analyse de texte, invited talk, Journée d'études internationale: Méthodes informatiques et quantitatives en histoire du tourisme, organized by Cédric Humair, University of Lausanne, 25 November 2021.

Romantic Materialities: Rock, invited talk, Materialising Romanticism, online workshop organized by Nicola Watson and Catriona Seth, 29 October 2021.

Visitors’ Books and Actor Networks in Nineteenth-Century Chamonix, invited talk, The Register & Visitors’ Book in Historical Scholarship, online workshop organized by Kevin James, Guelph University, 1 June 2021.

Dürrenmatt, Tony Kushner, et le théâtre épiques aux USA, invited talk, Au-delà des frontières: A l'occasion du 100e anniversaire de Dürrenmatt, Université de Neuchâtel, 23 April 2021.

Livre d'or des visiteurs à la Croix de la Flégère, invited talk, Dreaming Romantic Europe: Workshop 3, Grasmere (virtual conference), 28 June 2020.

Le Temple de la nature, invited talk, Dreaming Romantic Europe: Workshop 2, Ravenna, 19 October 2019.

Loving Skiddaw Better: Southey in Switzerland, Coleridge Society Conference: Romantic Walking, Keswick, 28 April 2019

Voir la Suisse avec Papa et Maman: le Grand Tour de huit jeunes britanniques, 1791-1854, invited talk, Colloque des Archives de la vie ordinaire, Neuchâtel, 8 novembre 2018.

with Jérémie Magnin, "The High Alps without Guides": Guidebooks, Guestbooks, and the Origins of Guideless Travel, 'Brits at Home, Brits Abroad' symposium, Institute of English Studies, University of London, 9 May 2018.

Le Cercle des Whigs et la Suisse autour de 1792: Georgiana, duchesse de Devonshire, invited talk, Colloque de la Société suisse pour l'étude du 18ème siècle, Neuchâtel, 23 November 2017

Romanticism, Restoration, Reaction?, invited talk, CUSO workshop, Restoration and the Long Eighteenth Century: Concept and Metaphor, University of Geneva, 4 November 2017

'Common Sense and Ale': Cobbett, Clare and the 1830 Beer Act, 15th International BARS Conference, York, 27 July 2017

'Among the stones I stood a stone': Reproducing Bare Life in The Prisoner of Chillon, plenary lecture, 11th IAWIS / AERTI conference, Chillon Castle, 12 July 2017

La Suisse, ou la liberté virtuelle dans l'oeuvre de William Wordsworth, Le paysage spectacle: la Suisse au regard du tourisme, 1750-2015, Université de Lausanne, 24 April 2015

Re-Moralized Landscape: John Muir in Switzerland, SANAS biennial conference, University of Basle, 21 November 2014.

Remembering the Mules: Les voyageuses britanniques dans les Alpes, plenary lecture, Colloque sur les femmes-voyageuses à Lyon au XVIIIème siècle, guest lecture, Ecole normale supérieure de Lyon, 5 April 2013.

An ‘Almost Visionary Mountain Republic:’ Relief-Models of Switzerland and Wordsworth’s Lake District, Workshop on Romanticism and Performance, Castasegna (Graubünden), 2 September 2011.

Something of a mountain-independence: Helen Maria Williams in Switzerland, 19th annual NASSR conference, Park City, 14 August 2011

Switzerland No More: 1798 and the Romantic Imagination, guest lecture, University of Zurich, 4 October 2010

Reynolds and Wordsworth, International Colloquium on Sir Joshua Reynolds: What's New?, University of Lausanne, 17 September 2010

Republican Travel Writing and the Politics of Translation, 18th annual North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Conference, Vancouver, 19 August 2010

Extreme Alpinists, from Childe Harold to Gary Hemming, plenary lecture, Hemingway's Extreme Geographies Conference, University of Lausanne, 28 July 2010

A United Irishman in the Alps: William James MacNevin's A Ramble Through Swisserland, Irish Studies Symposium, University of Lausanne, 4 June 2010

Revising Republicanism: Metamorphoses of Liberty in Revolutionary-era Swiss Travel Narratives, "Republican Exchanges c. 1550-1850" conference, Newcastle University, 17 July 2009

Europe's Shifting Topographies: Switzerland and Italy in the Romantic Age, Swiss Association of Comparative Literature Annual Conference, Château de Coppet, 19 September 2008

Sleep or Death? Wordsworth, Switzerland and Republican Theory, 37th Wordsworth Summer Conference, Grasmere, 8 August 2008

"That Bright Dream of Commonwealths": Swiss versus Italian Republicanism in Wordsworth, NASSR/CISR joint conference on "(Trans)national Identities-Reimagining Communities", University of Bologna, 15 March 2008

Lettres de ton vieux cousin: correspondance G.Roud-P. Coigny, guest lecture, Association des amis de Gustave Roud, Carrouge, 10 November 2007

Wordsworth's Discordant Voices: Liberty vs. Independence in the 1806 Subjugation Sonnet, 2007 BARS/NASSR Conference, University of Bristol, 29 July 2007

Monuments and Memorials: Byron and Wordsworth in Post-Napoleonic Switzerland, Moment to Monument Conference, University of Basle, 1 June 2007

Comparative Landscapes: The Alps contra the Lake District in Wordsworth's Prose and Poetry, SGAVL workgroup on landcape, University of Basle, 20 January 2007

Thoreau, Rousseau and the Aesthetics of Romantic Taxonomy, Swiss Association for North American Studies Conference, University of Geneva, 10 November 2006

De la science à la littérature: Louis Agassiz, Henry David Thoreau et l'Amérique, inaugural lecture, Université de Neuchâtel, 22 March 2006.

Un Continent de Corinnes: la poétesse romantique en Europe, 1815-1850, guest lecture, Atelier féminin-masculin, University of Geneva, 16 November 2005.

La Grande Bretagne et la Révolution en Suisse: l'exemple d'Hélène Maria Williams et de William MacNevin, guest lecture, History Department, University of Lausanne, 31 October 2005.

The Professor and the Fox, or a Tale of Two Cultures, Swiss Association of University Teachers of English Conference, University of Basle, April 2005.

Highway 99: Gary Snyder's Romance with Place, Colloque sur la notion d'espace dans la littérature américaine, Université Lumière-Lyon 2, 15 October 2004.

Switzerland in Miniature: Wordsworth, Landscape and the Spirit of Place, 12th Annual North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Conference, University of Colorado, 10 September 2004.

Between Artefact and Souvenir: Byron, Shelley and the Romantic Truth of History, Keats-Shelley Association Panel on Romantic Historicism, MLA Conference 2003, San Diego, California, 27 December 2003.

Switzerland No More: Wordsworth and the Changed Landscape of Revolution, Swiss Association of University Teachers of English Conference, University of Neuchâtel, 23 May 2003.

Natural Arabesques: James Fenimore Cooper on the Léman, Swiss Association of North American Studies Conference, University of Lausanne, 22 November 2002.

This Wretched Mockery of Justice: British Travelers, Genevan Criminal Procedure and the Case of Frankenstein, Geneva, an English Enclave, 1725-1814, University of Geneva, 3 November 2001.

Altogether Foreign Monsters? Poetesses and the Transnational Trade in Sentiment, Romantic Nationalisms 1750-1850, University of Surrey Roehampton, 29 June 2001.

Lucretia Davidson and the Contagion of Genius, Swiss Third Cycle Conference on"Writing and Disease," Crêt-Bérard, Switzerland, 10 May 2001.

What the Mountain Should have Said: Politics, Glaciology and Shelley's 'Mont Blanc', North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, Arizona State University, 15 September 2000.

Burying Sappho: Female Chattertons and the Pleasures of Mourning,  6th American Conference on Romanticism, University of Indiana, November 1999.

Translation as Tactic of Female Authorship: Karolina Pavlova, 5th American Conference on Romanticism, UC Santa Barbara, 17 October 1998.

'Night Highway 99' Revisited: The Origins of Gary Snyder's Mountains and Rivers Without End, Second Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Conference, University of Montana, Missoula, July 1997.

'Lost Between Heaven and Earth': Buddhist and Beat Origins of Gary Snyder's 'Night Highway Ninety-Nine', 31st Western Literature Association Conference, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, November 1996.

Lessons from Raven: Postmodern Bioregionalism in Gary Snyder's North Pacific Lands and Waters, 30th Western Literature Association Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, November 1995.

Other public talks and outreach activities

"John Ruskin et la Suisse", guest lecture, U3A conference series, La Chaux-de-Fonds and Neuchâtel, 14 and 17 February 2023

"Les élections de mi-mandat aux USA: Les enjeux d'une nation divisée", talk given to the Rotary Club La-Chaux-de-Fond, 8 November 2022

"Registres et livres d'or dans les Alpes: ordonner le sublime", talk given in conjunction with the exhibit "Les Alpes en stéréoscopie", Médiathèque du Valais, Sion, 24 August 2022

Participant in a panel discussion on the history of Swiss hotels, Festival Science et Cité, Lausanne, 28 March 2021

Organiser: "Chillon: Un Lieu de rêverie romantique", Les Journées du Romantisme, Montreux, 13 February 2020

Literary Switzerland: Some Ideas for Teaching and Research, invited talk, Collège de la Cité Formation Continue Day, University of Lausanne, 28 November 2019

"La Suisse en miniature: du spectacle romantique à la conquête des Alpes", invited talk, Musée du jeu, La Tour-de-Peilz, 28 February 2019

Byron et les Shelley en Suisse: L' "été hanté" de 1816, guest lecture, U3A conference series, Couvet and Neuchâtel, 17 February and 8 April 2016.

Teaching the Geneva Summer of 1816: Between Reality and Romance, guest lecture, Swiss Association of Teachers of English CALP plus, University of Berne, 20 January 2016

Participant in panel discussions on Byron and tourism, Byron and literary fame, and Byron and Stäel, Festival du livre romantique, Chillon Castle, 3 June 2016

Scientific expert (commissaire scientifique), "Byron is Back! Byron le retour!", Chillon Castle, 29 April-21 August 2016

"Swiss Happiness, Then and Now," invited lecture, Switzerland in Dialogue 8, Alliance Française, Glasgow, 6 November 2015

Board member, Fondation Kinderman, in charge of protecting and promoting the Salon Madame de Charrière, Le Pontet, Colombier. 2012-2022

"Chillon Castle in English Literature", a talk and reading with Ayça Dursen and Jean-Joël Février, Chillon Castle, 25 May 2010

Byron et le chant des Alpes, avec Jean-Pierre Amann, Médiathèque de Sion, 9 février 2010

"Samuel Egerton Brydges' The Lake of Geneva, ou l'échec romantique", guest lecture, Société des Arts de Genève, 22 January 2004

Media contributions and appearances

Arcinfo, Eclairage, 27 April 2023: "De Mickey Mouse à Big Brother: la nouvelle censure aux Etats-Unis"

Arcinfo, Point de vue, 16 February 2023: "Arrête moi si tu peux, ou le nouvel âge de l'imposture"

Arcinfo, Eclairage, 22 December 2022: "La réforme nécessaire du système électoral américain"

Arcinfo, Eclairage, 3 November 2022: "La démocratie sur le bulletin de vote"

Arcinfo, Point de vue: 9 September 2022: "Une nation divisée ne peut pas survivre"

Arcinfo, Point de vue: 7 February 2022: "Le désert de l'information aux USA"

BBC Radio 3, 5 December 2021: 'In Search of the Sublime'

BBC Radio 3, 18 July 2021: 'Staycationing in the Style of Abroad"

Arcinfo, Point de vue: 27 May 2021: "Plus de Greta, moins de Che Guevara".

Arcinfo, Eclairage: 9 February 2021: "Votation sur la burqa: libéralisme 'à la carte'?"

Arcinfo, Point de vue: 8 January 2021: "Trump, le 'sectarisme' politique, et nous"

Arcinfo, Eclairage: 20 November 2020: "Entreprises responsables: au 19e, parallèle Britannique"

Arcinfo, Eclairage: 20 October 2020: "La Nuit des sorcières de Donald Trump"

Arcinfo, Eclairage: 3 September 2020: "Impossible Ici? Les dérives autoritaires de 'la loi et l'ordre'"

Arcinfo, Eclairage: 25 June 2020: "Un étranger dans le village"

Arcinfo, Eclairage: 8 May 2020: "Covid-19: Politiquement incorrects s'abstenir"

Arcinfo, Eclairage: 17 March 2020: "Le Dernier homme, ou la pandémie comme outil de critique sociale"

Arcinfo: 5 February 2020: "Ces profs qui prônent la désobéissance"

Arcinfo, Eclairage: 28 January 2020: "Etats-Unis: Que veut bien dire la Constitution?"

Arcinfo, Eclairage: 10 December 2019: "De la désobéissance civile dans l'histoire"

Arcinfo, Eclairage: 26 November 2019: "L'Impeachment, ou le théâtre de l'absurde politique"

Arcinfo, Eclairage: 10 October 2019: "Du concept de l'empêchement"

La Vie, série weekend: 25 July 2019: "Randonnée à Montreux avec Lord Byron"

Arcinfo, Point de vue: 20 June 2019: "Hystérique hystérie climatique"

Poésieromande.ch: June 2019: "La poésie et le territoire"--Entretien avec Patrick Vincent

Arcinfo, Point de vue: 20 December 2018: "Réparer le monde désarticulé"

Arcinfo, Point de vue: 8 November 2018: "Votation fédérale: le "mur" de la peur"

Arcinfo, Point de vue: 1 September 2018: "Au Pays de Guillaume Tell"

RSR 1, Forum, 2 August 2018: le mythe suisse et les anglais

Arcinfo, Point de vue, 30 June 2018: "Orban, Soros, et le retour du fascisme"

Arcinfo, Point de vue, 10 June 2018: " 'Regard sentimental' sur la coupe"

Arcinfo, Point de vue, 24 April 2018: "Ne pas devenir une nation de pachydermes"

Arcinfo, Point de vue, 8 March 2018: "Osons appeler un chat un chat"

Arcinfo, Point de vue, 16 February 2018: "Nous perdons tous le nord"

L'Express, 16 January 2018: "Foire d'empoigne autour du Creux-du-Van"

RTN format A3, 27 October 2016: "La présidentielle américaine pour les nuls"

L'Express, 31 August 2016: "La troublante campagne estivale de Donald Trump"

Swissinfo, 26 May 2016: "Following in Lord Byron's Swiss Footsteps"

La Télé, 3 May 2016: "Byron, le retour"

Radio Chablais, Le Club de l'Info, 29 April 2016: "Le château de Chillon rend hommage à Lord Byron"

L'Express, 21 April 2016: "Donald Trump, le Frankenstein Postmoderne"

L'Express, 12 February 2016: "La Suisse ou l'Histoire d'un peuple peureux?"

L'Express, 2 September 2015: "Chagaev, Blocher, et nous"

L'Express, 3 July 2015: "'Le Peuple, entre réalité et exploitation politique"

L'Express, 21 November 2014: "Modèle Suisse ou Suisse modèle?"

Vivre Ensemble, September 2014: "Des étudiants enseignent le français aux réfugiés"

Le Temps, 20 February 2014: Cher Monsieur Blocher...

Le Courrier, 1 June 2013: Des cours de français pour requérants d'asile

L'Express, 31 May 2013: Des requérants sur les bancs de l'uni

L’Express, 4 September 2012: “un Neuchâtelois sur les traces helvétiques de Charles Dickens”

New York Times, 6 July 2012: “On the Trail of Dickens in Switzerland”

Le Temps, 15 August 2011: “Seul à Chillon avec la troublante Daisy Miller“

Le Temps, 3 March 2011:  "WikiLeaks version 1794"

Le Temps, 8 January 2011: "Chassez ce 'nègre' que je ne saurais lire," by Albertine Bourget

Swisster, 18 May 2010: "Chillon Castle Captured by Byron Legacy"

24 Heures, 17 May 2010: "Comment les Anglais ont crée le mythe de Chillon"

Le Temps, 1 May 2010:  "De l'admiration béate à l'ignorance"

World Radio Switzerland, "Time Capsule," 27 April 2010: "Literary Trails Through Switzerland"

Le Temps, 20 February 2010: "L'image brisée de la Suisse"

RSR 1 "Un Dromadaire sur l'épaule", 17 November 2009: "Sous les grattes-ciels de New York"

Channel 4 (UK): "Kevin McCloud's Grand Tour", part IV: Greece and the Alps

Swiss News, October 2009 pp. 58-61: "Switzerland in the eye of the beholder"

RSR2 "Les Temps qui courent", 29 June 2009: "Chère Suisse?"

RSR2 "Pavillon Suisse", 23 October 2008: "Byron et la Suisse"

Canal Alpha: Patrick Vincent et Margaret Tudeau-Clayton, "Journal 19.00: les élections aux USA"

L'Agefi, 12 June 2006:  "Conscience et autonomie: deux clés pour mieux enseigner l'anglais"

Le Temps:  "O Conclusion Sanglante: l'affaire Rey-Bellet et Othello"

L'Express: "Les Etats-Unis ou les limites de l'idéalisme"

Unicité:  "Mettre l'étudiant au premier plan"

Professional affiliations

Board Member (since 2009) [President, 2016-2021], Association Culturelle pour le Voyage en Suisse

Board Member (since 2017), Association Jean-Jacques Rousseau Neuchâtel

Auditor of the Swiss Association of North American Studies (2004-2012, 2020-current)

Member: British Association of Romantic Studies, Société Suisse pour l'Etude du XVIIIème Siècle, Swiss Association of University Teachers of English, Swiss Association of North American Studies, Association des Amis de Gustave Roud, Institut Neuchâtelois

Past Member of the Editorial Board, Colloquium Helveticum (2009-2015)

Past Member of the Advisory Board, European Journal of English Studies (2006-2010)

Past Treasurer of the Swiss Association of University Teachers of English (2002-2010)